Aziza

Tiny fey, chaotic good

Armor Class 15 (leather)
Hit Points 21 (6d4 + 6)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (females only)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (–1) 18 (+4) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 12 (+1)

Skills Nature +2, Perception +4, Stealth +6
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Sylvan
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Speak with Frogs and Toads. The aziza can communicate with frogs and toads as if they shared a language.

ACTIONS

  • Thorn Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1 minute.
  • Befuddle. The aziza magically confuses one creature it can see within 30 feet of it. The target must succeed on a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw or be affected as though it failed a saving throw against the confusion spell until the end of its next turn.
  • Spellcasting. The aziza casts one of the following spells, requiring no material components and using Wisdom as the spellcasting ability (spell save DC 12):

REACTIONS

  • Dazzling Glow. When a creature the aziza can see targets it with a melee attack, its skin briefly glows brightly, causing the attacker to have disadvantage on the attack roll.

ABOUT

Many aziza use gliding frogs for transportation or as pack animals.

A gliding frog uses the statistics of a giant frog, except it is Small, has a climbing speed in place of a swimming speed, and can fly up to 60 feet on its turn but must start and end its movement on a solid surface. Tiny fey peer down through the jungle foliage. Standing just over one foot tall, they have dark brown skin, slim builds, pointed ears, and big hair.

Aziza are diminutive rainforest fey who make their homes inside the trunks of tall trees or in abandoned giant anthills. Female aziza have delicate iridescent butterfly wings, and the wingless males travel on the backs of gliding frogs. All aziza have an affinity with the frogs, using them not only for transportation but also for the poison produced from the frogs’ sweat.

Rainforest Teachers. The aziza first taught the human tribes of the jungles how to make fire and which plants were good to eat or for use as medicine or poison. These days, encounters with the reclusive aziza are rare, but the fey still have a reputation for helping those in need. An aziza might send an animal to warn a traveler away from a monster’s lair or use magic to aid a hunter in taking down its prey.

Intolerant of Bullies. Aziza hate bullies and brutes and enjoy playing tricks on rainforest ogres and any cruel creatures bigger than themselves. If a rainforest ogre takes up residence near a village friendly to the aziza, the fey often do everything in their power to protect the humanoids.

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